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June 2019

map-buttonThomson Depot Day
Thomson, IL

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9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Depot Museum Open
9:00 a.m. — Gary Arnold Memorial Bicycle Ride – Sign-Up at Arnold’s Bike Shop
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Art in the Park at Lions Park – Palisades Art League and other exhibitors
9:00 a.m. — ? –  Bake Sale – Library Lawn by T.A.C.O.
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Library Display-Aprons, old & new
9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — BINGO at the Fire Station
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. — Free Coffee & Donuts at Fire Station  – Sponsored by Thomson Lions Club
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Food Tent and Drinks – East of Library
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. — Little Critter Petting Zoo – Sponsored by Depot Museum at Library
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Pork Chop Sandwiches & More – Thomson Firemen at Municipal Building
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. — Pie and Ice Cream – by Methodist Church at Municipal Building
11:00 a.m. — Set Up for Out House Races on Main Street
Noon — Annual Donald Ashby Memorial OUTHOUSE RACES – Register Your Entry Today by picking up an entry form at the Thomson Village Hall, The York Township Public Library, The Station, Casey’s or by Calling 563-357-5357.


Bird Walk at Ingersoll Wetlands
April 13th  & 2nd Saturday of each month

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Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge are holding a bird walk on April 8th from 9am-11am.

The walks take place the 2nd Saturday of each month April – October. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Ingersoll Wetland Learning Center located on Riverview Rd between Thomson & Savanna. Registration is required so call the Refuge office at 815-273-2732 to make your reservation and for more information them on Facebook.


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Mount Carroll’s Farmer’s Market
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2255

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Saturday Mornings

May – October 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, hand-made crafts etc.


map-buttonLanark Farmer’s Market
240 West Claremont Street
Lanark, Illinois 61046
815-541-0557

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Tuesday Afternoons

Starts June 7th – October 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fresh produce, demos, classes, music, food, arts and crafts, kids events and more family fun.


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Mount Carroll Cruise Night
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2255

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June 15, 2019 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Now in our tenth year! Come to historic downtown Mount Carroll for a blast from the past. No classes or judging, just food, music, and lots of classic cars.


Lanark’s Old Settler’s Days
200 West Claremont Street
Lanark, Illinois 61046
815-297-5088

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Friday, June 21st, Saturday June 22nd, and Sunday June 23rd

Lanark’s Annual Celebration! There is entertainment for everyone! Come enjoy the family fun!


More Coming Soon

Check Carroll County IL Tourism and What’s Happening Carroll County IL on Facebook for up-to-date events.

 


May 2019

Updates coming soon for an exciting season of Summer Theatre at Timberlake Playhouse


 


Bird Walk at Ingersoll Wetlands

May 13th & 2nd Saturday of each month

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Stewards of the Upper Mississippi River Refuge are holding a bird walk on April 8th from 9am-11am.

The walks take place the 2nd Saturday of each month April – October. Participants will meet at 8:45 a.m. at the Ingersoll Wetland Learning Center located on Riverview Rd between Thomson & Savanna. Registration is required so call the Refuge office at 815-273-2732 to make your reservation and for more information them on Facebook.


 


Mount Carroll’s Farmer’s Market
PO Box 94
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2255

Saturday Mornings
May – October 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

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Fresh produce, baked goods, plants, hand-made crafts etc.


 



Two Carroll County Events Happening Soon!!!

Saturday, August 27th 2016 in Mount Carroll, Illinois
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Saturday, September 10th 2016 Chadwick Illinois

Chadwick’s Fall Festival

A fun day filled with family-orientated activities.
The day will start at 9:00 am with a tractor drive (pre-registration required, (Call 815-499-2218). Craft/Vendor booths (10:00am – ??)

Lion’s Club Pork Chop Barbecue & Bake Sale (11:00am – 2:00 pm at the fire station)

Various food booths, kids games, bouncy houses, kid’s water fights sponsored by the Chadwick Fire Dept.

Dunk tank, kids pedal tractor pull at 3:00 pm sponsored by the Young Farmers.

Face painting, pick up a duck tank, rope making, corn shelling and making mini hay bale demonstrations, musical entertainment and much more.

Come one, come all to Chadwick’s main street for all the festivities.

 

The Inn at Molly’s

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The Inn at Molly’s
110 West Market Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-906-0052

www.mollysmountcarroll.com

Relax in small-town comfort in charming downtown Mount Carroll.  Our historic, restored 1865 building features two 600 square-foot suites, combining rural charm with contemporary amenities and style. Guests will find fresh fruit, yogurt, home-made granola, coffee and tea, as well as fruit juice in the kitchen. Spend the day exploring the historic buildings and architecture of Mount Carroll, antiques, and the beautiful pastoral landscape of the driftless area. Then, come home to cocktails and a delicious meal downstairs at Molly’s.

Please note: our suites in this historic building are located on the second floor, accessible by stairs only.

Streetside Suite
Get away from the everyday and relax in this spacious sun-flooded suite overlooking Mount Carrol’s historic, brick Market Street. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally-sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the large main room with kitchen and lounge area including pull-out sofa for additional guests, heavy oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.

Deckside Suite
This beautiful suite includes a large private deck off the modular kitchen and dining area, with spaces that flow into each other but feel more like separate rooms. Featuring a queen-sized bed with locally sourced hardwood slab headboard. Enjoy the lounge area with full-sized pull out couch for additional guests, burr oak kitchen table and antique chairs, natural-edged furniture made by Ryan Bess of Singular Woodworks, and restored industrial lighting by Blubulb Vintage Lighting throughout. Full bathroom with tub and shower. Our walls are adorned with paintings by local artists Dan Brinkmeier and Kate Wood, as well as large-scale black and white photographs by Michael Johnson. Free WiFi, in-room phones, and TV with DVD.

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Trailside Inn & Timber Lake Special

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map-buttonTrailside Inn
21-78 Lake Carroll Blvd
Lake Carroll, Illinois 61046
815-493-8484

http://www.trailsideinc.com
tralside@aol.com

 

STAY & PLAY at Trailside Inn – Lake Carroll this Summer!

 

STAY in one of our comfortable rooms.

PLAY at our beautiful 18 hole miniature golf course.

See a wonderful PLAY at Timber Lake Playhouse.

 

Receive one overnight stay, two rounds of mini golf, and two Timber Lake Theatre tickets!

All for only $119.00

 

Terms: Available Sun,Tues, Weds & Thurs only

Performances are June 4, 2015 – Aug 23, 2015

Subject to availability.

 

Henry’s Double K

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map-buttonHenry’s Double K
834 South Jackson Street
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-0180

https://www.facebook.com/HenrysDoubleK
henry700@hotmail.com

Proprietors: James ‘Henry’ Meador and Kathy Meador

Henry’s Double K is a newer business to the area and started as a bar. We’re open 6 days a week! Since then. we have opened our upper level. We have a large room upstairs that features an additional bar and restrooms. We have live entertainment, almost every weekend, performing up there. Our upper level is also available to rent for parties, receptions, or any other events. We have hosted a large variety of things to date. We have a nice outdoor patio area. Great for getting some fresh air on those nice and sunny days. We also do live music on the patio during warmer months. Our latest venture is adding a restaurant. Food will soon be available! Lots of great things to come!

Henry’s Double K opened May 23, 2013. It’s something Henry had been thinking about for many years. When the building we are located in became available, it was the extra push he needed to get the ball rolling. This is Henry’s first venture into the bar/restaurant business. He has been farming in the Mount Carroll area most of his life. He also works in feed sales.

One thing that makes us stand out is our actual building. It was originally built as the Karyn Kupcinet Playhouse in the 1960s. It was donated to the Shimer College campus by Irv Kupcinet, in memory of his daughter Karyn. The building is amazing. It is very unique looking. All the history behind it makes it all the more interesting. I think we are also appealing to the public because we are residents of Mount Carroll ourselves. They all know us. I think our community is great at supporting their local businesses. We are family run and it creates a nice atmosphere.

We attract a large variety of customers, of all ages, and that is great! We feature live music on a regular basis. So we draw a lot of music fans. We try to get something for everyone. We do nights of acoustic music for a more relaxing atmosphere, lots of live rock. and country shows. We also feature DJs and karaoke. On a basic week night, its a little quieter. Many locals stop by after work or to unwind. It’s just a nice small town bar where people know you. In regards to out of town customers, currently we are drawing in the music lovers on weekends.

The greatest challenge of operating this business is the hours! So much more goes into it than it appears. On top of the basic bar operations, we have been fine tuning the building along the way. Right now, we are a bar and we have our entertainment and events upstairs, but we are soon approaching adding the restaurant part of our business. We keep busy! The time all this requires, on top of other jobs and family, really is the hardest part. It’s totally worth it though!

Henry grew up around the Milledgeville area and has lived in Mount Carroll for many years. Carroll County is a beautiful area. It’s just home to us. Couldn’t imagine being anywhere else. You got to love the people. In large cities, you don’t get to meet such great people or get the support that we do from our friends and neighbors.

In closing, we’d like to say thanks to everyone for a great first year! If you have not been by yet, then make sure to check us out. Entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights! Our restaurant will be coming soon and we are very excited to make it available to you! Stay tuned! Follow us on Facebook for updates and entertainment schedules!

 

Magic in Savanna

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The Alan and Adrianne St. George Center for the Artsmap-button
800 Chicago Avenue
Savanna, Illinois 61074
815-273-3900
815-273-7262

http://www.magicinsavanna.com/

May 2 - 4, 2014
 Doors Open 7:00 PM Friday & Saturday (2:00 PM Sunday)
    Curtain 7:30 PM Friday & Saturday (2:30 PM Sunday)

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A Benefit for: Savanana Museum and Cultural Center

Our 7th show of its kind!

Alternating musical numbers with magic acts has proved a winning combination. There is only one chance each year to experience top professional singers and magicians from venues like Broadway, Vegas, and Hollywood, and this is it!

See classic stage magic with doves that appear and vanish in a flash. Watch objects levitate before your eyes. Experience side-splitting comedy magic with helpers from the audience (they might be your neighbors). Be transported by classically-trained voices performing your favorite songs from Broadway and the movies.

Your heart will soar, your sides will ache, and you’ll scratch your head in amazement.

Get your tickets…before they disappear!

 

Win Timber Lake Playhouse Tickets

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Enter Now to Win a Pair of Tickets from Timber Lake Playhouse!

Here’s some exciting news! We have gift certificates to give away for 12 pairs of tickets. These are valid for any performance of your choosing during the current 2014 season.

After you’ve entered your name and email address, the social sharing buttons will appear. Sharing to Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Linkedin, or Google+ will post a referral link to this contest on the respective social network, if you have an account on that network. For each person that enters the contest using your referral link, you receive an additional entry into the contest.

Winners shall be automatically selected at random.
This contest will end on 05/18/2014 at 11:59 PM.

So what are you waiting for? Submit your entry now!

Auditions for Musicians and Children

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map-buttonTimber Lake Playhouse
8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2035

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Timber Lake Playhouse will hold auditions for qualified musicians for their summer season on Sunday, April 27th at 2:00 pm at the theatre in Mount Carroll, Illinois. Auditions for children for the theatre’s upcoming production of Les Miserables will follow at 4:00 pm.

The 53rd summer season of Timber Lake Playhouse will include the musicals Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, Les Miserable and Shout! The Mod Musical. All musicals at Timber Lake Playhouse utilize paid area musicians. Auditions for Bass (upright & electric), Woodwinds, Percussion, Guitar, Brass and Strings will begin at 2:00 pm.

Musicians will be seen in 10 minute appointments. They should be prepared to play a selection of their choosing. They might be asked to sight read from one of the shows. For an appointment, please call the theatre at 815-244-2035. Timber Lake Playhouse is located at 8215 Black Oak Rd in Mount Carroll. Performance dates and rehearsal schedules can be found at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org/about/auditions/

Auditions for the roles of Gavroche, Young Cosette, and Young Eponine in Les Miserables will begin at 4:00 pm. The playhouse is seeking a boy aged 8-12 for Gavroche, who is a very strong singer and is comfortable on stage. Girls ages 8-10, who are strong singers and very comfortable on stage, are encouraged to audition for Young Cosette and Young Eponine.

All children should bring a song to sing in the style of the show. They may sing from the show, as well. An accompanist will be provided. These roles are not paid, but a travel stipend may be arranged. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend. Please call the theatre at 815-244-2035 to sign up for auditions.

Additional auditions for children for Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and teens and adults for Young Frankenstein will be held in May.

Performers and musicians must be available for all scheduled performances and rehearsals. More information is available at www.timberlakeplayhouse.org.

Timber Lake Playhouse programs are supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Savanna Times Theater

 

Savanna Times Theater
222 Main Street
Savanna, Illinois 61074map-button
815-273-0174

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The Savanna Times Theater is a comfortable twin theater with current release movies each week for both adults and children. Get away from the pressures of work to relax and enjoy the latest comedy and adventures from Hollywood at the Savanna Times Theater. You deserve a break today to let your mind rest with the best in entertainment you can find.

Admission:
         Adult: $5.00 
         Child: $4.00 
        Senior: $4.00
     Wednesday: $4.00 (Bargain Night)
Sunday Matinee: $4.00 (2:00 PM)

map-buttonTimber Lake Playhouse
8215 Black Oak Road
Mount Carroll, Illinois 61053
815-244-2035

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Timber Lake Playhouse is Illinois’ oldest professional summer stock theatre. In 1961, Timber Lake Playhouse was established as a professional, non-profit summer theatre company. The mission of Timber Lake Playhouse is to provide the best expression of theater arts to the regional community by presenting creative works that entertain and inspire.

The Campus
The current theatre building, erected after a fire destroyed the original wooden-frame structure in 1974, houses a 45′ wide semi-thrust revolving stage and 371 fixed seats. The property is also home to 14 other buildings used for costumes, scenic and paint shops, food service and housing for the company. The unique layout of facilities allows the Playhouse to present work on a much larger scale than many summer theatre companies.

Since it’s first opening night on June 28, 1962, the Playhouse has presented more than 350 plays and musicals and nearly 4,000 performances. TLP presents a challenging combination of material each year: a mix of large-scale musicals, new plays, and contemporary classics. The theatre hosts annual educational workshops for children and teens in conjunction with the Magic Owl Children’s Theatre’s productions of plays and musicals for young people and their families. Every August, Timber Lake also hosts week-long developmental workshops of new plays and musicals as part of its commitment to the future of American theatre.

The Resident Company
The Resident Company consists of 35 – 40 performers, technicians and musicians selected by interviews and auditions in cities across the country. Numerous guest performers, directors and choreographers supplement the resident company each season.

Reputation for Excellence
Timber Lake is proud of its national reputation for excellence as a professional summer stock theatre. The theatre has served as launch pad for theatre artists of all kinds who have gone on to excellence in film, television, on Broadway and stages all over the world.